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Quiet weekend, Irish news, and banana eaters, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Quiet weekend, Irish news, and banana eaters

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Had a quiet day today...did laundry, talked to Mom, then went out with Kristen (Aussie roommate) for a bit to a pub called The Quays. Wasn't feeling well, though, so when another Aussie friend of hers arrived, I went back to the hostel early. Helena ...

Downs and Ups, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Downs and Ups

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Thursday did not begin auspiciously. I got the Galway Advertiser for the job classifieds and unhappily discovered that the options were pretty limited. Just like the paper at home--labourer jobs, sales assistant, here and there a secretarial position. ...

Met Up With Ma and Pa Norrie!!, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Met Up With Ma and Pa Norrie!!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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 We arrived in Dublin around 10am and waited for my (obviously, James') parents to meet us at the airport to pick up their car they rented. When they arrived they didn't see us so I snuck up behind them to surprise them. Mom of course ...

An Island of Stone, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

An Island of Stone

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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 We got up in the morning unsure of what we were going to do for the day, but after going to an information centre we decided to go to the Aran Islands and check out a 3000 year old fort that was there. We drove west of Galway to where we could ...

The Cliffs of Moher...and more, Kells, Ireland travel blog

The Cliffs of Moher...and more

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... a bite to eat and finally bought the next book in the series I've been reading, also so we could say we ate in Ireland's Ennis, haha.       We wanted to get to the Ring of Kerry tonight so we drove for the rest of the ...

Kilmeague, Ireland, Kilmeague, Ireland travel blog

Kilmeague, Ireland

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... few photos soon since we are staying at Des's cousins Kit and Gwen for a couple of days in a beautiful part of country Ireland called Kildare. We have no complaints about the weather in the Northern Hemisphere so far, save for one very rainy day, ...

Meeting people in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Meeting people in Dublin

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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So far I've met 5 people...2 Swappers I've talked to before, one Texan (who's been living in London on SWAP and so she doesn't sound Texan anymore), one German (who also speaks Russian, English, and Spanish) and one Japanese girl. Yesterday evening I ...

Dashed hopes, sunsets, and friends, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Dashed hopes, sunsets, and friends

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... family is what matters, so he'll never get to do what he loves again). I know, I know, that has implications here: I'm in Ireland, so it shouldn't matter what job I get, right? Yet somehow it does. I wasn't really thinking about that though. A nice ...

DUBLIN!, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

DUBLIN!

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... It intrigued is as it has live traditional music from 2:30pm to 2:30am each day. We had to have that pint of Guinness in Ireland. It did taste a little smoother than at home. Being in dublin helps with the flavour we think. We ended up chatting with two ...

A quiet long weekend, Galway, Ireland travel blog

A quiet long weekend

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... to be in Ireland isn't all it's cracked up to be. October 25 This was still the weekend...it's a bank holiday in Ireland, though I don't know why. Finally got photos on CD and uploaded them to my travelogue, up to Sept. 21 (Connemara). Actually I ...

On the Road Again, Galway to Dingle, Ireland travel blog

On the Road Again

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... Listowel. Other observations: The mid-Kerry accent (e.g. Listowel) is quite heavy, though not stereotypically Irish. The bus system in Ireland isn't particularly friendly, in that you have to know what to do and where to go--not just when getting off ...

James' Birthday & Kissing the Blarney Stone!, Kilkenny, Ireland travel blog

James' Birthday & Kissing the Blarney Stone!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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 It happened to be raining for our visit to the Blarney castle but we still enjoyed ourselves. We toured through the castle reading about old rooms with wooden floors that had now rotted away so we were now looking up into the next room above as ...

Back to Dublin and a Guiness Tour, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Back to Dublin and a Guiness Tour

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 On the 13th James and I (Jackie) woke up with the feeling that we still had booze running through us and Karen and Bill were surprisingly fine! (Definately not fair!) We got all packed up, had a bit of breakfast and got on the road. When we arrived ...

Goodbye Karen & Bill :(, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Goodbye Karen & Bill :(

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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 Karen and Bill had to leave early in the morning so they woke us up to say goodbye. We were very sad to see them leave and very much appreciate them coming to see us and hope they had as fantastic of a time as we did! They certainly ...

The Last Straw, Galway, Ireland travel blog

The Last Straw

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... to show up to our prearranged meeting (I thought). Seems like that's a bust. Annette from I.C.E. called after lunch. (Lunch in Ireland is from 1 to 2.) I didn't get the university job. The client had looked at 5 CV's, and done 2 interviews of ...

Off again. China 2007., Derry, Ireland travel blog

Off again. China 2007.

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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Thanks for taking a look at my travelogue. I still enjoy taking an occasional look at the original diary and my favourite photos of the trip. As time goes on I am all the more glad I kept it This year I am off to China in September for the Foyle ...

Christmas at Home, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Christmas at Home

A travel blog entry by faff

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Myself and Angie celebrated Christmas and New Years apart this year. Angie had to work over the Christmas period and the flights got too expensive for a 2 day visit. I mainly spent lots of time with my family instead of trying to catch up with all my ...

Sunny Ireland, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Sunny Ireland

A travel blog entry by faff

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... 10 days. She got to meet the rest of my Dad's side of the family. Overall, it was a great 4 weeks to be home in Ireland. It felt a little long at times and we feel our lives are on hold at the moment but it is really worth spending this time to ...

Freelance Digital Design Specialist, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Freelance Digital Design Specialist

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... work on a contract basis, and he paid me €10 ($15) for the hour of work I'd done. The first money I've made in Ireland! This is stuff I don't really know how to do, but I know more than he does, and I realized that I actually love tinkering around ...

Rock of Cashel - Castle, Cashel, Ireland travel blog

Rock of Cashel - Castle

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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We travelled as a 4some from Kit's in Kilmeague to The Rock of Cashel through the beautiful countryside of Ireland with it's typical gorse hedges and rock walls. There's no shortage of stone here so it gets put to good use as a building material in almost ...

A Dissertation on the Irish Pub, Galway, Ireland travel blog

A Dissertation on the Irish Pub

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... all the pubs on Shop Street are standing room only on a Saturday night. Pubs really are the life of the town in Ireland. There's no equivalent to a Boston Pizza or even Second Cup...there's the Eddie Rocket's diner and some cafes and coffee shops, ...

Writers' Conference, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Writers' Conference

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Not much to report during the day. Katherine and I walked out to the movie theatre (called a "cinema" here) but there wasn't anything we wanted to see, so we walked back. In the wind! Apparently when there's a hurricane in the Atlantic, it affects the ...

The Surreal Life Part III, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

The Surreal Life Part III

A travel blog entry by basa1126

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Ireland la Linda!!! Saturday (First off I know it has been a while...so lets just pretend that between this blog and the last blog there was just the worlds largest comma (,) and we continue) So burnt, beaten, and bruised (somehow) we arrived at ...

Get naked: get a free flight, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Get naked: get a free flight

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Another week, another airline promotion. This week, being St Patrick's Day and all, how appropriate to have to get your gear off to get a free flight: About 400 people have stripped off in London in order to win free flights in a stunt organised ...

Galway, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Galway

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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Well we didn't quite make it to Limerick. As we were on our way we realized it wasn't meant to be. We read in our guide books that it is a pretty rough city. It was referred to as "stab town", ya charming. We also heard on the news that some mob boss was ...

Meet  The Charities., Derry, Ireland travel blog

Meet The Charities.

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... the famine in Biafra Nigeria in 1968. In June 1968 a group calling itself "Africa Concern" launched an appeal for the people of Ireland to send a ship full of aid to the suffering people. In three months quarter a million pounds was raised (this was 1968 ...

North coast of N. Ireland, Ballycastle, United Kingdom travel blog

North coast of N. Ireland

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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After being inundated with some serious history in Derry, we decided to take in a little more nature on our way to our next stop of Ballycastle. We headed for the Giants Causeway on the north coast. The causeway is comprised of over 38,000 hexagonal ...

rosslare pin, Rosslare, Ireland travel blog

rosslare pin

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rosslare pin, Rosslare, Ireland travel blog

rosslare pin

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Wexford pin, Wexford, Ireland travel blog

Wexford pin

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